If you decide that you would like to bet on a football match then you will have a lot to think about with regards to which team to make your bet on. There are a lot of factors that you can consider when you are thinking about which team to bet on, which match etc and below are four things that is important to consider.
It may not seem that important to think about specific players but actually having a good goalkeeper is really important. You need to consider that if a team has a good goalkeeper they will be much less likely to concede goals and therefore this will give them a bigger chance of winning the match. Obviously there is no guarantee that a specific goalkeeper will play in the match or complete the match, but if you leave your betting until the last minute, then you will know what the team starting line-up will be and it is rare for a goal keeper to be substituted out unless they are injured. Obviously defenders and strikers play their part but a good goalkeeper will not only be able to save goal attempts but will be critical if the match goes to a penalty shoot-out.
The odds will illustrate to you what the likely outcome of the match is. This should help you to decide which team you are going to pick. However, odds can do more than that. You will be able to see how much money you will get back, should the team that you choose win the match. You may decide that you only want to make a bet if you stand to get a good return on the money that you are betting with. Obviously if you can get more money back when you bet, it will mean that you will be taking a higher risk and so you will have to decide if you are prepared to do this.
It is worth considering the recent success of the team. Their recent performance is more likely to have an influence on their next performance as it will affect the confidence of the team. This means if they have suddenly been playing really well, then it is likely that they will play well again, but if they have recently been struggling then they may struggle again. Obviously the skill of the team they are playing will have some bearing too.
Picking a Bookie
One of the most important things to consider when sport betting is which company to place your bet through. Think about which offers you the best odds as well as the best deals. Some will match your deposit or offer other bonuses and so think about whether it will be better for you to go with those.